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FULL FLOWER MOON May 31

flower moonFULL FLOWER MOON is the name of Mays full moon this May 31st.

May’s Full Flower Moon, is a time of increased fertility with increased temperatures.   Full Flower Moon makes it warm enough for safely bearing young, planting as frost as past, and many flowers are in bloom.  It is said that in the full moon of this month, brushes are filled with color to paint the flowers. That the flowers grow at night and dance in the moonlight.
Other cultures and religions have different names for the Full Flower Moon.  In Algonquian it is the strawberry moon. Other names include the hare moon, the corn planting moon, and the milk moon.
Coincidentally enough, it is a great time for a proposal when on the 31st of May.
Also

Full Moon Folklore

  • Clothes washed for the first time in the full Moon will not last long.
  • The full Moon is an ideal time to accept a proposal of marriage.
On a Full Moon , you may “draw down the moon”.  This is consider a Pagan and or ancient belief by some, but can be done no matter your belief.
A simple way to enjoy this without the ritual, is to step outside under the full moon, preferably naked.  Raise your arms and breathe in the moonlight, let it enter your body and feel it flow through you.
Proceed to “bathe” yourself in the glow even rubbing in on your skin.
Allow yourself to absorb the feminine energy of the moonlight.
This can be a very powerful, uplifting experience and bring a feeling of inner beauty, spirituality and calmness.
Enjoy!!!

 

 

Purifying emotions

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Today is the first day after the full moon.  It  puts us in a release cycle of the moon phase and is a great time for some letting go, in the case purifying the emotions.

We all get bogged down with old “junk” and it is very clearing to purify those emotions and let go of all anger, hurt, resentments and such.

It is like hitting delete on your computer.

We live in a constant state of angst these days and it is a necessary part of life to purify emotions to open ourselves up to the bright new possibilities of the future.

As this was a Super Moon and brings the promise of change for the better, why not take a few minutes to clear out all the past?

Below is a simple excercise to Purify the emotions!

 

Sometime we just need to clear out all the old emotions and make room for new! Today is the first day of the release cycle after the Super Full Moon. It is an excellent time to release the old and make room for the new!!!

 

 

PURIFYING EMOTIONS

May be done any evening during the waning moon (release)

A white candle
A bowl of water
A small bowl of salt
Dried sage in something you can burn it in

Say aloud

I use these elements to cleanse any toxins that may
Cloud my ability to flow

I release negativity to fire
(wave your hand through the flame of the candle)
I release blockages in my earth
(rub salt on hands)
I clear my own air
(wave the smoking sage in front of you)
and I purify my water
(dip your hands in water)

I ask that the release be gentle
I affirm my trust and faith in my own abundant flow

So be it
And so it is

Dispose of ingredients immediately
This candle may be used again for THIS spell only

MAGIC COLOR OF THE DAY

 

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Every day of the week, is a magical day. Each of the seven days of the week has its own magical color and energies of the day as well as flowers, planets and purpose.  Each day has it’s own vibrations as does a color, which allow them to work together well.

 

Magic does not have to be complicated to be effective. The most powerful works of magic are those that are simple, practical, and come from the heart.  Changing energy with color can be as simple as changing  your shirt to the magical color of the day or lighting a candle of a certain color to set off the magical color of the day.Learning to combine these various related items together and to begin to focus on daily activities, you’ll understand that by working with these accessories in a new way, you are allowing yourself more creative ways to personalize your Witchcraft or energy shifting.

According to practitioners of color therapy, the link between colors, moods and our emotions runs deep.  They believe that not only do colors affect our emotions but they can heal as well.

So let’s begin by looking at a  simplified outline of the magical color of the day.

Sunday, our first day of the week.

 

Sunday:

Sunday corresponds to the sun, our closest star. This day is full of wonder and all sorts of potential for success, wealth, and fame. Sundays are for personal achievements of any kind such as working towards a promotion at your job, seeking fame and wealth.

The magical color of day are Orange and gold, pink for love

Adventure, change, love

Sitting outside at sunrise, wearing orange clothing, pink jewels, arrange Sunflowers in a vase, scatter marigold petals to encourage prosperity


Monday:

 This magical day of the week is dedicated to the moon and all of her magic and mystery. Mondays are for illusion, prophetic dreaming, emotions, travel, and fertility.

The magical color of the day is white.

Purity, wholesomeness, feminine,

 Getting outside and looking for the moon in the heavens. Sit under her light and absorb a little glamour.   Call down the moon.
Empower your silver jewelry by setting it out under the light of the moon. Wear moonstone or pearl jewelry. Be mysterious and subtle and wear moon-associated colors such as white, silver, and blue the flowers that are associated with the moon,

White roses and gardenias are flowers of the moon.  Think of the femme fatale.


Tuesday: Tuesday is a 
Mars day, and just like the god of war, this is the time to tap into energy to call for strength and courage.  Also a sex day.  Some suggestions for Tuesday enchantments would include:

Wearing the fiery colors associated with this day: . Don some of the more daring and bewitching colors of reds and corals on Tuesdays and turn a few heads

Set out a bouquet of protective snapdragons.  


Wednesday: This magical color day is green. This is a 
Mercury day, and is full of contradictions, change, and excitement. It is also a day of wealth and prosperity.
 
Using the charming scent of lily of the valley to improve your memory, or working with the aspen tree for communication.

Wearing Green to draw money, growth prosperity with a bit of brown to stabilize.  Light a green candle on a new moon for money.

Thursday: Thursday is a day for enlightenment, thanks for abundance. Creativity.  Some suggestions for Thursdays energy would be yellow and violet (for creativity)

Carrying a turquoise tumbled stone in your pocket to draw a little protective and healing energy your way.

Yellow tulips to brighten, violets to instill creativity. 


Friday: Friday belongs to Venus, both the planet and its namesake Roman goddess of love. This day is sacred to many other gods and goddesses of love such as Eros, Venus, Aphrodite, and the Norse goddess that gave the day it’s name, Freya (also a great lingerie). This day is for love beauty, music and the arts. 

Magical colors of the day are off white for things sacred, Indigo for mystery and artistic talent, blues for tranquility.

A blue candle brings calmness, pink roses for inner beauty
Carrying a rose quartz with you today to send out some gentle and loving vibes to those crabby co-worker


Saturday: This day of the week got it’s name from 
Saturn. This day is obviously associated with the planet Saturn and is our last day of the week. Traditionally Saturdays are great days for protection, eliminating a negative situation, and generally a good time to clean up any magical messes that you have been ignoring and those messes at home interfering with clear thinking. 

Wear the magical color of the day, black and deep purple. Here is your perfect excuse to be dramatic and witchy.

Burning black candles to absorb negativity and burning purple ones to increase your magical wisdom and boost your spirituality

Cleaning your house and cleansing it while you are at it. Think of hitting the delete button.

Every day is a magical day. Just how enchanting of a day it turns out to be is completely up to you

RELATIONSHIPS: Sustaining and Maintaining

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It was recently said by someone– because of being so busy, they  did not have the energy to sustain the relationship.

The question posed was–Did they “want” to continue to see the person.  It was about the desire not the ability.
After a great deal of thought on the word, sustain – it seemed to me, the word should have been maintain as she was inquiring about  the desire not the ability.  This led me to the dictionary where I looked up the word “sustain” and then “maintain” and found it rather interesting.
According to the dictionary to Sustain is to–.
strengthen or support physically or mentally.
synonyms: comforthelpassistencouragesuccorsupport, give strength to,buoy up, carry, cheer up, hearten
for example-you sustain a charity through your donations that may fail otherwise–
Whereas to Maintain is to–1.
to cause or enable (a condition or state of affairs) to continue.
synonyms: preserveconservekeepretain, keep going, keep alive, keep up,prolongperpetuate
for example-you oil your wood furniture to maintain it
It also made me start to think about sustaining and maintaining a relationship when it is under stress or is at a stale mate because of various factors.   Or when it seems , there just isn’t time or energy.
Many times we find we have no interest or thought  for something at the moment, but it does not dampen our desire to continue it or to return to it.  We just do not have the energy to give to it at the moment  Perhaps it is taking care of children, parents or just good old work  overload.
This is especially true in relationships.  One partner becomes so involved in work for example that he cannot give to the relationship and the other partner feels as if things are ending,  That they are being shut out.
This is where it is important to know the difference between sustaining and maintaining  something we want to keep in our lives. We were not asking did you want the relationship to end, we were asking about did you desire to have it continue.
And with a little communication ie maintenance, many relationships can make it through the hard times.
Simple words go along way in letting a partner know this is a temporary situation.  That they just can’t focus at the moment but want it to be there in the future.
 First let them know-when it is back to normal, you will spend some time together.   Let them know, you want to maintain this but for right now you have no energy to sustain it but that it is temporary.   Tell them , I miss you/us.  And above all let them know you want them in your life and that you want it to continue and you appreciate their patience.
A few words here and there can Maintain a person for along time until you can put forth the energy again.
With a bit of thought, a strong relationship will not collapse from a lack of sustaining as long as you remember to do the maintaining until you can get to it again.
Love isn’t when  there is no stress nor problems in the relationship
Love is when the stress ends
Love is still there.

Chakra Balancing

For a quick balancing of the Chakras
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Lay your hand on each of the Chakras beginning at the Root chakra and the sacral chakra

 

at each point, slowly -breath in to the count of 8 and exhale to the count of 8

 

 remove the hand from the root chakra and place on the solar plexus

 

repeat breath

continue this with each chakra until you reach and complete the crown chakra

 

then-point your thumb  to the root chakra and draw a line straight up to the crown 3 x’s

 

 on the last line,  turn an imaginary key and touch each shoulder

 

 Done

Balanced for the day!!!

 

This should lift your spirits for the day!

 

Blessings
There is no wrong way to do this and as you continue, it will come easily and automatically.
As you begin to repeat this, you will find you can do it anywhere , anytime to help to maintain a sense of balance, calm and well being.   Works great in crowded stores or high stress situations.
Just run the three lines up the center, lock it in and go on about your business at hand.
Keeping your center will allow you to deal with almost any situation.  Remember to always try to come from a position of higher self!
This is a great time on our planet and we all have a part to play just by being willing to be our magnificent, true, higher selves.

 

Sandra

 

– See more at: http://blog.lifereader.com/articles/2014/03/balancing-your-chakra.html#sthash.F3Sgna5H.dpuf